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ing from my observations, captain, you're rapidly losing the power of decision. do you have a point, spock? yes. always, doctor. we have here an unusual opportunity to appraise the human mind or to examine, in earth terms, the roles of good and evil in a man-- his negative side, which you call hostility, lust, violence, and his positive side, which earth people express as compassion, love, tenderness. it's the captain's guts you're analyzing. are you aware of that, spock? yes. and what is it that makes one man an exceptional leader? we see here indications that it is his negative side which makes him strong, that his evil side, if you will, properly controlled and disciplined, is vital to his strength. your negative side removed from you, the power of command begins to elude you.
you'll soon be unable to function as captain. you must be prepared for that. you have your intellect, jim. you can fight with that! for how long? if i seem insensitive to what you're going through, captain, understand-- it's the way i am. [communications signal] scott: captain kirk. kirk here. mr. scott, sir, on the lower level of the engineering deck. i found the new trouble with the transporter. the casing has a wide gap ripped in it. the main circuits have been burned through. the abort control circuit is gone altogether. can you give us a status report, captain? temperature's still dropping.
kirk: we've located the trouble. it shouldn't be much longer. do you think you might be able to find a long rope somewhere and lower us down a pot of hot coffee? i'll see what we can do. rice wine will do if you're short on coffee. engineering deck, kirk here. that unit, scotty-- status report. the transporter unit ionizer-- nothing much left of it, sir. how bad is it?
i think we ought to give room service another call. that coffee's taking too long. enterprise, this is sulu. kirk here, mr. sulu. hotline direct to the captain. are we that far gone? i gave everybody the afternoon off. i'm watching the store. how is it down there? oh, lovely, except that the frost is building up. we're using hand phasers to heat the rocks. one phaser quit on us, 3 still operating. any possibility of getting us back aboard before the skiing season opens down here? this is spock, mr. sulu. you'll have to hold on a little longer. there's no other way. survival procedures, mr. sulu.
hold on. you don't have to be afraid. i won't let go. hold on! you won't be afraid if you use your mind and think! think! you can do it! that's it! jim, he is back! jim. you can use that brandy now. in fact, i'll join you. i have to take him back... inside myself. i can't survive without him. i don't want to take him back. he's like an animal, a thoughtless, brutal animal. and yet it's me...
jim... you're no different than anyone else. we all have our darker side. we need it! it's half of what we are. it's not really ugly. it's human. human. yes, human. a lot of what he is makes you the man you are. god forbid i should have to agree with spock, but he was right. without the negative side, you wouldn't be the captain. you couldn't be, and you know it. your strength of command lies mostly in him. what do i have? you have the goodness. not enough. i have a ship to command. the intelligence, the logic-- it appears your half has most of that, and perhaps that's where man's essential courage comes from. for you see... he was afraid, and you weren't. [communications signal]
kirk here. spock here. will you come to the transporter room? we think we may have found an answer. coming. what is it? we found a way to get the transporter working, sir. we've attached to some bypass and leader circuits e for the difference, tied directly into the impulse engines. there shouldn't be more than a 5-point variation in the velocity balance. i suggest we send the animal through. captain? yes. yes, go ahead.
spock: captain's log, stardate 1673.1. entry made by second officer spock. captain kirk retains command of this vessel, but his force of will rapidly fading. ty critical. transporter unit still under repair. autopsy in-depth. hurry. i don't know. animal could have died of some kind of shock. for once, i agree with you, doctor. i said "could have," mr. spock. we won't know until we get a full postmortem.
the animal was terrified, confused. it was split into two halves and suddenly thrust back together again. thus shock, induced by blind terror. yes, yes. that sounds likely. it couldn't understand. you can. you have your intelligence controlling your fear. get the transporter room ready. could be, if, maybe--all guesswork so far, just theory. jim, why don't you give me a chance to do an autopsy and let spock check out the transporter circuits again. that sounds-- sounds reasonable. uld double-check everything. aren't you forgetting something, captain? no, i don't think i for-- your men on the planet's surface. how much time do they have left? yes, that's right. the men. we have to take the chance, bones. their lives-- suppose it wasn't shock, jim. suppose death was caused by a transporter malfunction. then you'd die. they'd die, anyway.
is no theory with me, doctor. i have a human half, you see, as well as an alien half, submerged, constantly at war with each other-- personal experience, doctor. i survive it because my intelligence wins out over both, makes them live together. your intelligence would enable you to survive as well. help me. somebody... make the decision. are you relinquishing command, captain? no. no, i'm not. well, then we can't help you, jim. the decision is yours.
janice, hello. captain, i-- yeoman, i owe you an explanation. yes, i do. no-- the transporter malfunctioned, divided me, created a duplicate. the animal part of me came to your cabin. he even scratched me to make us look more alike. i'd like the chance to explain it to you. you don't mind if i come to your cabin later? no, sir.
no word from mr. sulu, sir. prepare to leave orbit, mr. farrell. captain-- well? i gave you an order, mr. farrell. but what about-- they can't be saved. prepare to leave orbit. yes, sir. captain, i thought we'd planned-- i've changed my mind. go back to your station, mr. spock. [door opens] 's the impostor. no! mccoy, he's fooled you. he attacked him. mr. spock, you know who i am. you know what that is. mr. spock, which one? what do we do? we'll let the captain handle this. i'm the captain. isn't that obvious? look at his face. remember the scratches?
he wants you to think that he's captain kirk. you know who i am. yes, i know. you want to kill me, don't you? farrell, james, grab him! he'll destroy the ship! i'm the captain! don't you understand? ptain of the ship! i'm the captain! this is my ship! my ship! it's mine! i'll kill you. can half a man live? take another step, you'll die.
please. i don't want to. don't make me. don't make me. i don't want to go back. please! i want to live! you will. both of us. i want to live! you won't see these folks at the post office. they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue. how do they avoid trips to the post office? stamps.com
get those men aboard fast. right away, captain. severe exposure and frostbite, but i think they'll make it. how do you feel, jim? how? i've seen a part of myself no man should ever see. man: status report--green. all sections report ready, sir. good. thank you, mr. spock... from both of us. shall i pass that on to the crew, sir?
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